VIS A VIS // A Festival of French and American Writers
Vis-à-Vis – which is French for “Face-to-Face” – is a literary event promoting dialogue between French and American writers. This year, in the second edition of festival, 12 prominent French and American contemporary writers and thinkers will be showcased and perform readings, debates and conversations on May 18 and 19, 2012 in Culver City, CA.
Over the course of two days, the event will feature four exclusive meets : "City of Lights, City of Noir" with crime fiction writer James Ellroy, writer and professor Percival Everett and Noir publisher Aurélien Masson. "Speak Easy presents Slam Poets" with New York City poet Michael Cirelli, senegalese urban poet Souleymane Diamanka and French slam poet Rouda. "Hollywood and Fame through a French Lens" with French philosopher Pascal Bruckner, French writer Simon Liberati and playwriter and fiction writer Allison Burnett. “French Theory in America & French Theory in France: The Semiotext(e) Experience” with literary critic and cultural theorist Sylvere Lotringer, French historian and researcher Laure Murat and French cultural historian Noura Wedell.
Vis-à-Vis, a festival with French and American Writers in California is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required and all seating is on a first-come basis (except for the May 18 event).
Vis-à-Vis is a joint project of the French cultural services in Los Angeles, UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, the UCLA Center for the Study of Global France, Pen Center USA and the Institut Français. This event is also made possible by the generous support of the Actor’s Gang.
All Info on our Blog: Vis A Vis Blog
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